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Finance Manager Jobs at Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania SAT 2023

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Finance Manager Jobs at Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania SAT 2023

Finance Manager Jobs at Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania SAT 2023

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Finance Manager jobs

Our finance manager is a senior-level accountant who leads the accounting department. He or she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s financial reporting, including preparing annual reports and ensuring full compliance. The finance manager also guides management on how best to use their resources to maximize profitability. This may include recommending ways to cut costs or increase activities in the organisation.


If you are a motivated and passionate individual who shares our conviction that our world has to do more about the sustainability of the human race and the environment. In that case, we want to hear from you.


Responsibilities
  • Supervises activities of subordinates; assigns work and evaluates performance.
  • Plans directs organizes and schedules the activities of a specialized accounting function or several accounting areas.
  • Prepares and/or supervises the preparation of financial reports and reconciliation.
  • Advises administrative management as to procedures concerning expenditures and other accounting practices.
  • Prepares and/or directs the preparation of specialized or highly complex reports, statements, surveys, or analyses for management.
  • Maintains accounting and budget records.
  • Recommends management alternatives when accounting data indicates trends or situations requiring action to be taken beyond the scope of responsibilities.
  • Research, analyse, and use independent judgment in daily and non-routine decisions affecting assigned functions.
  • Maintain inventories of all office fixed assets, office equipment and supplies and ensure that equipment and fixed assets are insured and properly maintained and damages and losses are reported.
  • Provides internal/external training, both orally and in writing, on accounting systems, procedures, and practices.
  • Prepare monthly financial reports and ensure appropriate coding/allocations.
  • Coordinate project audits, including preparing financial reports and submitting financial support documents.
  • Provides technical advice and services to lower-level accountants or other staff with problems, complex issues, or special projects.
  • Assist project staff in developing budgets for project activities and processing budget modification requests.
  • Researches and evaluates new or changed accounting principles and practices.


Requirements
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, theory, and practices.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting systems and applications, including main frame systems, personal computers, and general software applications. Preferably SAGE 300Advance.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, competent IT skills, solid planning and organization skills, strong numerical skills and attention to detail, uphold integrity, team player and leader and ability to work in a multicultural environment.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors in business commerce/Accounting/Finance or other related fields from a recognized University. Professional qualification in accountancy such as CPA or ACCA.

Four years of professional accounting experience in a senior position of a donor-funded organization; OR, eight years of professional accounting experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved

Applications

No phone calls or in-person applications will be accepted. For more information about the job posting, please visit our website. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, so there is no need to follow up.

Applications must apply via online application before 22nd January 2023.


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About Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania SAT

Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT) is a non-profit organization which was registered in June 2011 under the Tanzanian Society Act [CAP. 337 R.E. 2002] with registration number S.A 17581 and complying with NGOs Act 2002 with registration number 00NGO/R/0833.


SAT addresses social and environmental problems caused by environmentally-destructive and unsustainable farming practices which lead to food insecurity, poverty and malnutrition resulting from environmental degradation through loss of top soil, water supplies and forests. These environmental problems create economic hardships and social problems which are exacerbated during cycles of drought, which are brought by changes in climate, forecasted to become even worse during the next decades.

With our vision to reduce the social and environmental problems and as well to provide sustainable food for the fast-growing global population, SAT uses impact-proven strategies which are based on four holistic pillars:

Dissemination of Knowledge: SAT teaches agroecological farming practices through a highly effective approach where farmer groups receive face-to-face practicums in their villages using demonstration plots. SAT empowers these group leaders to successfully to spread the knowledge among other community members, involving adults as well as youth in the process.  Content is relevant and based on farmer interests and issues, and includes entrepreneurial skills and saving and lending culture. SAT additionally offers short-courses about agroecological practices at SAT Farmer Training Centre. There, trainees from all over East Africa benefit from practical solutions which are demonstrated on the 200 acre farm. Knowledge is also distributed with the monthly farming magazine Mkulima Mbunifu. Published in Swahili, it offers practical and easy understandable information about agroecological farming methods. Social media outlets keep SAT networks abreast of current projects and news.

Application and Marketing: Living with the philosophy that you should practice what you preach, SAT is engaged in the whole value chain of agroecological food production. SAT is actively involved in agricultural production, processing, packaging, marketing and creates as well an awareness among consumers about organic food. Hence, SAT can support farmers efficiently through demonstrating and facilitating that agroecology is capable of transforming livelihoods in a positive way. SAT trains farmers in the tenants of organic certification for product marketing, and networks farmers with a national certification organisation, linking successful farms to organic markets.

Research: Far-reaching efforts are undertaken to produce knowledge within the field of agroecology. SAT collaborates with farmers and universities to create demand-driven research in this under-researched field. In an annual Workshop for Participatory Research Design, famers are brought together with students to discuss their common problems. Students are then invited to develop relevant research topics for their degree program, and upon selection, receive funding to support their study. Furthermore, SAT provides the national and international research community access to agroecological farmers and conducts research on the demonstration farm to gain scientific evidence of the potential of agroecological farming methods. All research results are published and become available to SAT farmers and networks, also disseminating knowledge at SAT Farmer Training Centre and in the field.

Networking: All gained experiences of the farmers and other stakeholders are shared during national and international workshops and conferences. SAT shares the experience from the grassroots level, demonstrating success stories and existing challenges from the farming community in Tanzania. To achieve maximum impact, SAT brings together small- scale farmers and other NGOs, the private sector, the Government and its public institutions.

Through this bundled approach, SAT creates high impact for their beneficiaries:

  • Through applied agroecological methods which were formerly facilitated in the demonstration plots, farmers can increase their incomeRecent follow up study indicates an average increase in income of 38%.
  • Economic benefits can be explained with increases in production.  This was reported by 66% of facilitated farmers.
  • The farm profit can be maximized through utilizing on-farm inputs and hence decreasing costs for inputs purchased in shops. 61% of the farmers reported a reduction of costs for inputs.
  • Through multi-cropping systems, farmers become less vulnerable to climate change and other vacillations in weather and markets. 76% of the already facilitated farmers reported that they now have a more balanced diet, which has positive impact on their health.
  • Due to diversification and through production of organically-grown produce, farmers benefit from new market opportunitiesUp to 50% of formerly trained farmers reported having new market access.
  • Through applied agroecological practices, farmers can revive and once again use land which had been depleted through overuse of chemicals, soil degradation and erosion. 64% of farmers reported that they could reuse land. In total, 91% were using erosion control measures after completing the SAT training programme, whereas 30% had used them previously
  • Farm biodiversity is protected and enhanced through maximizing use of locally-available resources
  • By avoiding the use of chemicals, exposure to environmental toxins is reduced to almost zero.
  • Through soil management, farmers fight erosion and reduce the water consumption. Experienced farmers reported a reduction of 59% in water consumption.
  • Through agroforest practices, farmers are planting trees, reducing dependence on adjacent forestlands that are under harvest pressure (in the Uluguru Mountains an average farmer has enough land to plant approximately 150 trees without reducing farm productivity).
  • Through applied agroecological practices, farmers no longer depend on slash and burn practices. A research in 2014 has shown a reduction in burning by 95% of farmers who were facilitated by SAT.
  • In total, 97% of the facilitated farmers reported that they could improve their situation after receiving facilitation from SAT.
  • SAT has already engaged more than 100 agricultural students in research collaboration or through field practical trainings. Some of those former students are now in top-level positions, now promoting sustainable and safe solutions in the field of agriculture.

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